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PGA of BC Names Annual Golf Awards in Honour of British Columbia Legends

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 20:53 Tuesday, 12 July 2016 20:47

PGA of BC AwardsThe PGA of British Columbia is proud to announce a program that will recognize legends in British Columbia through the Association’s annual Awards Program. The naming of thirteen of the fifteen awards highlights successes of those who have excelled and had dramatic impacts on our industry in their respective field.

“This was a great way for us to be able to honour, recognize and bring light to the achievements of many of the greats throughout the history of golf in British Columbia,” said Donald Miyazaki, Executive Director of the PGA of BC. “So many of these individuals were instrumental in shaping our industry and served as mentors to many PGA Professionals that continue to pass down their knowledge to others,” he added.

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Jared du Toit Ready for First Taste of Pro Game

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 June 2016 23:13 Sunday, 19 June 2016 23:06

Jared du ToitSASKATOON, Saskatchewan (Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) Fresh off a big win at Calgary’s Glencoe Invitational, Jared du Toit will get his first taste of pro golf at the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada event in Saskatoon. Du Toit, the reigning B.C. Amateur champion from Kimberley, has been granted a sponsor’s exemption to play in the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open.

It will be the first professional tournament for du Toit, Canada’s top-ranked amateur player.

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B.C.’s Adam Cornelson Makes Biggest Move in This Week’s Rankings

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 June 2016 18:38 Wednesday, 08 June 2016 18:32

Adam CornelsonAlbin Choi made the biggest move among the Top-10, gaining 102 spots in the world rankings after finishing tied for fifth at the Web.com Tour Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. It was the third-best career finish for the Golf Canada Young Pro Squad member and helped him move from No. 10 in the Canadian rankings up to No. 7. Choi picked up 3.08 world ranking points, his third-straight points-paying finish.

While Choi made the biggest move inside the Top-10, it was Adam Cornelson making the biggest move of the week with his win at Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada’s Bayview Place Island Savings Open. The Langley, B.C., native gained 882 spots in the world rankings after picking up his first career win while setting a new 72-hole scoring record on the Mackenzie tour. It was quite the turnaround for Cornelson, who finished 94th on the money list last year to lose his Tour status. After finishing tied for ninth at Q-School, he earned exempt status through the first four events of the year. The win was worth 6.00 world ranking points and moved him from No. 29 up to No. 14 in the Canadian rankings.

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Matt Dunn Leads 2016 Professional Development Program

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 May 2016 04:21 Saturday, 14 May 2016 04:15

Matt DunnThe 2016 PGA of BC Professional Development Program (PDP) presented by Sunice and Bobby Jones Golf Apparel is off to another terrific start, with Matt Dunn (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club) once again finding his way atop the standings.

Following a successful launch of the program in 2013, the PDP continues to serve as a measurable tool to recognize members of the Association who have showed a tremendous contribution to the Association, the industry, and mostly importantly, themselves.

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This Week’s Top 10 Rankings in Canada: B.C.’s Richdale Makes Biggest Jump

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 May 2016 04:44 Thursday, 12 May 2016 04:20

Samantha RichdaleSamantha Richdale gained 24 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 45th at the LPGA Tour’s Yokohama Classic. It was her best LPGA result of the season in three tournaments. The result helped her moved up to No. 3 in the Canadian rankings.

Augusta James, who lost a spot in the Canadian rankings to Richdale, gained three spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 11th at the Symetra Tour’s Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic in South Carolina. It was her fourth Top-15 result this season in five starts.

Jennifer Kirby gained 79 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 7th in South Carolina. Kirby’s best career finish on the development tour enabled the former Golf Canada National Team member to move up to No. 12 in the Canadian rankings.

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